Lebanon small group vacation
£2260To£2335 excluding flights
Description of Lebanon small group vacation
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PlanetWe attempt to reduce plastic bottle use wherever possible by promoting use of reusable and filtered water bottles. Our partnership with Water-To-Go provides a discount on filtered water bottles to our clients. We do not provide water from plastic bottles to our clients in country but always ensure there is regular access to drinking water on our tours.
Using no carbon transport such as walking not only gives you a slower paced experience, but also cuts environmental damage and tourist carbon footprint. We are committed to low-level tourism impact and we keep group sizes to a maximum of 12 to avoid huge tour bus loads of tourists, which increases environmental damage but also is less likely to be welcomed by locals. Slower travel also allows for more chances to interact with people from another culture.
Throughout most of the trip we will be traveling in minibuses. Traveling as a group in a small bus contributes less pollution than a multitude of vehicles. We will also be exploring many areas on foot, to not only soak up the amazing sights at a slower pace, but to reduce our environmental impact and footprint along our journey.
PeopleOn Day 6 we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the very special Tawlet Ammiq, born from Souk El Tayeb, an organisation which helps to support small-scale farmers and producers and encourage sustainable agriculture through respecting culinary traditions and the natural environment of this region. Tawlet Ammiq is situated within the village of Ammiq, where most residents work in agriculture, and is nearby the Ammiq Wetland, one of the most significant in Lebanon as it is frequented by migratory birds. It is therefore very important to support the local food industry and educate producers on environmentally friendly practices.
The restaurant allows for locals to showcase their wine or crops, which are then reimagined into delicious dishes by the cooks. Furthermore, the building itself is environmentally friendly, using 80% less energy than a standard construction, and features interiors designed by local artisans and craftsmen.
The best way to share stories and meet new people is over a plate of great food and a glass of wine in hand.
On Day 2 in Beirut, we will be going on a food tour of the capital. Lebanon has a unique food history and is famed around the world for its culinary delights. Supporting the local food industry in Lebanon not only maintains the cultural identity of the country but connects cultures through the most ancient of pastimes, eating and drinking!
On each group tour we use local ground handlers. This means that all operational costs go directly into the local economy and help improve employment opportunities in remote regions. Such support can also be seen in our incorporation of homestays, locally owned hotels, family run restaurants and the services of local guides and drivers into our itineraries, which ensures that the money you spend with us goes directly into the local economy and local community.